International News

World Bank and world’s faiths promise to work together

London The World Bank and the world's major religions are to establish joint working groups on development issues, it was announced today at the end...

Bishop, Israeli envoy’s talks cordial

Embroiled in controversy over a Christmas sermon denouncing Israel's treatment of Palestinian Arabs, Bishop John Baycroft of Ottawa met Israeli Ambassador David Sultan recently...

Eucharist ruling fuels new debate

Should lay people be permitted to celebrate the eucharist? The answer to that question, posed recently to an ecclesiastical court of the Anglican Church...

Take pro-gay stand or else, Tutu warns

Cape Town The World Council of Churches must take a positive stand on homosexuality at its next assembly in the Zimbabwean capital, Harare, if it...

Jewish financier wins Templeton prize

New York Sigmund Sternberg, a 76-year-old Jewish businessman who chairs the executive committee of the International Council of Christians and Jews, has won the 1998...

Via Dolorosa

There is no peace in Bethlehem tonight. The way is blocked, the borders sealed; The sky is bright with stars, And the moon glances off the barrel...

Violence still threatens Bethlehem, 2,000 years after

Bethlehem, Palestine FEBRUARY 6, 1998: The city of Bethlehem is quiet tonight. There are rumours of war in the area. Armed soldiers hover around the...

Ministers get plastic credit

A credit card company, a bank and a missionary organization in Argentina are launching a credit card for ministers and missionaries. Visa, Argentina's Mercantile...